In today’s cross-functional, high speed, multi-location and high-demand project environments, the ability to be successful has never been more difficult (and failure more public!). The Project Leadership Workshop helps managers of all backgrounds become true leaders.
Many of us who lead projects, earned the responsibility by being high performers in previous projects. But don’t we all know somebody who was a great technician or great worker but did not make the best project manage? Those project managers, however, are not always at fault. They were probably never trained in the core competencies of Project Management nor given the tools needed to lead a project and its staff.
Beyond the ‘normal’ leadership issues, in projects we need to deal with the additional stresses of: team members who don’t actually report to the project manager, team members who come from different departments, divisions and even countries, team members with priorities that do not align with the project’s, and many more. Leading a matrix or cross-functional task force is much different than leading a fixed team! The practical tools, techniques and concepts provided here are reinforced and practiced with real-world project situations, exercises and checklists. A major goal is to have participants able to apply key leadership and management concepts in their projects.
The workshop follows and reinforces the PMI® (Project Management Institute) related Knowledge Areas. Upon completion of the program, participants involved with PMI’s Project Management Professional – PMP program, are awarded 8 PDUs or “Contact hours”
In addition to specialized discussions about Project Management, participants are exposed to some foundational management, supervisory and leadership concepts and techniques. Instructional methods for this full day course are lecture, discussion, individual and case study exercises, specialized individual testing, critique and action plans.